Cities of gold and isles of spice travel to the East in the Middle Ages. by Christine Price

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Published by D. McKay Co. in New York .

Written in English

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  • Travel, Medieval,
  • Asia -- Description and travel.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

StatementMaps and decorations by the author.
LC ClassificationsDS6 .P7
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 208 p.
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5949572M
LC Control Number65022006

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